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Hampton Pirates vs Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Preview

Utah Valley WolverinesHampton Pirates
Dec 29, 4:30 PM | McKenzie Arena

Utah Valley Wolverines vs Hampton Pirates Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Hampton and Utah Valley on Thursday, with the host Pirates trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at McKenzie Arena.

Supporters of the Wolverines have watched them go 6-8 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 4-8 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 0-0, while the Wolverines have a 0-0 mark.

View Utah Valley vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 298 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolverines sit at No. 105 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolverines will win this game 66-62.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Hampton's No. 190-rated squad against Utah Valley's No. 81-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Hampton rates No. 202 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 288 nationally with 4.8 per match.

Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah Valley lost its last outing, a 65-52 result against Montana on December 22. Ben Aird scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolverines to a win (they lost 65-52 to Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Thursday).

In their last action, Hampton was a 64-54 loser on the road against Robert Morris. The Pirates got 16 points from David Bruce, but it was Robert Morris that prevailed in a 64-54 final on Tuesday at Sewall Center.

Next up:
Utah Valley home to Wyoming, Tuesday, January 3
Hampton home to Howard, Saturday, January 7